Thursday, September 17, 2009

Adaptations of Classics

Browne, Anthony King Kong (from the story conceived by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper) 2005 edition, originally published 1994

Crummel, Susan Stevens; ill. Dorothy Donohue Ten-gallon Bart (cartoon animal version of High Noon. Collage illustrations ) 2006

David, Lawrence; ill. Delphine Durand Beetle Boy (inspired by Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis) 1999

Gray, Nigel; ill. Andrew McLean Pip and the convict (adapted from Great expectations by Charles Dickens) 2006

Hague, Michael The nutcracker (from the original story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, first published in 1816) 2005

Hall, Amanda The prince of the birds (adapted from a Washington Irving story) 2005

Ihimaera, Witi ; ill. Bruce Potter The whale rider (abridged picture book re-telling of his classic novel based on the traditional Maori legend of Paikea) 2005

Kipling, Rudyard; ill. Geoffrey Patterson The elephant’s child (abridged) 2007

Koppe, Susanne; ill. Lisbeth Zwerger Nutcracker (from the original story by E.T.A. Hoffmann; trans. Anthea Bell) 2004

Lewis, C.S.; ill. Matthew S. Armstrong The return to Narnia : the rescue of Prince Caspian (very much abridged picture book version of Lewis’ classic Prince Caspian) 2006

Lewis, C.S.; re-told by Hiawyn Oram; Ill. Tudor Humphries The lion, the witch and the wardrobe : based on the original book by C.S. Lewis 2004

Maidment, Stella; ill. Olwyn Whelan The star child (re-telling of Oscar Wilde’s original fairytale) 2004

Muth, Jon J. The three questions (based on a story by Leo Tolstoy) Sophisticated picture book 2002

Proysen, Alf; ill. Hilda Offen Mrs Pepperpot learns to swim ( abridged picture book adaptation of classic story, published in 1968) Mrs Pepperpot minds the baby (1960) 2005; Mrs Pepperpot and the treasure (1960) 2005; Mrs Pepperpot at the bazaar (1959) 2005

Wells, H.G. ; ill. Francois Roca The magic shop (not abridged) Sophisticated picture book format 2005

Wells, Susan; ill. Susan Jeffers Lassie come-home : in a new picture- book edition…(based on Eric Knight’s original 1938 classic) 1995

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